2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 Is Now A 791-HP Hybrid V8 Luxury Barge
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2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 Is Now A 791-HP Hybrid V8 Luxury Barge

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 is now a plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, but it packs a serious punch with 791 horsepower on tap.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 has just been unveiled, more than two years since the current generation S-Class made its debut. As the flagship of the Mercedes-AMG high-performance vehicle range, the S63 debuts in its most potent and luxurious form to date thanks to F1-derived tech.

Of course, the powertrain of any Mercedes-AMG vehicle will always be a conversation starter, and in this case, it’s a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that on its own produces 603 horses and 900 Nm of torque. Thanks to F1-derived tech in the form of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, it is assisted by an additional electric motor that on its own produces 187 hp.

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63

In total, the system produces 791 horsepower and an Earth-shattering 1,430 Nm of torque. Thanks to the 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, the S63 can travel in pure electric mode for 33 km, but the main purpose of the electric motors isn’t efficiency, but performance.

Unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid powertrain has made the S63 525 kg heavier than the outgoing S63. As a result, while the new S63 has significantly more power, it’s only 0.2 seconds faster to 100 kph than the outgoing non-hybrid S63–which did the job in 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is electronically-limited to 250 kph in typical German fashion, but opting for the AMG Driver’s Package raises this to 290 kph.

As expected from a luxury sedan, the S63 comes solely with a 9-speed automatic, while the rear-mounted electric motor comes with a two-speed transmission and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential. The former actually makes the electric motors perform more efficiently and at their most optimum torque possible. Being a plug-in hybrid, the S63 works best when fully charged, and thus it comes with a 3.7 kW AC charger, but no charging estimates have been provided yet.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 also comes with AMG Ride Control+ as standard. The adaptive air suspension system allows the S63 to lower by 10 mm when it exceeds 120 kph. Active roll stabilization through the use of electromechanically controlled anti-roll bars not only reduces body roll, but they also can operate independently on each side of the vehicle to perfectly absorb road imperfections. Lastly, the S63 also comes with rear-wheel steering for better agility, while carbon ceramic brakes can be fitted as an optional extra.

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63

Thankfully, it’s easy to tell a 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 apart from the standard S-Class. For the first time ever, the S63 gets its own bespoke AMG-specific Panamericana grille, which is slightly bigger than what the standard S-Class gets. You also have a “jet-wing design” front bumper with its large side intakes, and this can be specified with carbon fiber exterior elements as well (as seen in the gray vehicle). Wheel sizes range from 20 inches to 21s, both of which are forged alloys.

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 Interior

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 Interior

While other Mercedes-AMG vehicles feature a very aggressive interior upgrade compared to their standard models, the S63’s role as a luxury limousine means it won’t get aggressive carbon fiber bucket seats or suede inserts. Instead, what you get are generous amounts of supple leather and carbon fiber interior trims, though you can swap these out for wood (as shown) if you prefer. Further building on that luxury orientation is the fact that the S63 only comes in a very businessman-like long wheelbase form.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 will go on sale in Europe and North America in spring 2023. The S63 will most likely be offered via indent order for the Philippine market.

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